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DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles, “wEaRe aT WaR”

Posted in Downloads, Media with tags , , , on Thursday, January 19, 2012 by Tim Althaus

DJ Premier and Bumpy Knuckles (AKA Freddie Foxxx) have dropped their latest boom-bap offering, “wEaRe aT WaR”, from their forthcoming March 27th LP The KoleXXXion. “wEaRe aT WaR” features everything you’ve come to love from DJ Premier and Mr. Foxxx; razor-sharp cuts from one of the greatest DJs the game has ever, and rhymes by Bumpy Knuckles that are rougher than 320 grit sandpaper.

Download: DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles, “wEaRe aT WaR”

Shouts to 2DopeBoyz on the find.

Also: I had to throw in the video for Gang Starr, “The Militia” because it’s a Hip-Hop essential.

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Statitk Selektah & Termanology, “Shining”

Posted in Audio, Downloads, Media with tags , , , , on Thursday, January 12, 2012 by Tim Althaus

I was on the Smoking Section the other day, and to my surprise, Statik Selektah & Termanology dropped their debut single from their forthcoming sophomore LP 2012. Their debut album, 1982, was one of my favorite albums of 2010, and I still constantly give it spins; Statik’s beats are crazy, and Term’s rhymes are as potent as the dopest red bud out there. These guys are quickly becoming one of my favorite tandems, and “Shining” further solidifies that status; Stat uses a myriad of samples to concoct a beautiful beat, and Termanology does his thing and leaves the mic battered and bruised.

Download: Statik Selektah & Termanology (1982), “Shining”

Fashawn, “Hard” (Freestyle)

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 by Tim Althaus

This kid is seriously the shit. I love everything that he comes out with, and I really look forward to following his career in the Hip-Hop game. Fashawn was recently chosen for this year’s XXL Freshmen 10 for 2010, and this is one of his cuts off of the XXL mixtape. This shit seriously does go hard, and I think it’s tenfold better than the original Rhianna track. You may remember that Royce completely nuked this track a while back with his brother Kid Vishis, and I think Fashawn does pretty close to the same thing.

Download: Fashawn, “Hard” (Freestyle)

Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz

Little Brother Takes a “Curtain Call”

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , , on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 by Tim Althaus

If every day could start out with a new Little Brother track, it would surely be a great day. “Curtain Call” is the first single off of LB’s new album Leftback which drops on April 20th, and it features Khrysis the Animal on the boards. This is definitely a real nice track, but it hurts me to think that this will be the last time we will hear a full length album from Phonte & Big Pooh. You will hear Phonte & Big Pooh spitting their usual dope verses, but at the end of the song Phonte shouts out some of the acts that he feels will be able to carry the torch; some of the names might surprise you.

Download: Little Brother, “Curtain Call” (Prod. By Khrysis)

Big shouts to Nah Right on the find.

Reflection Eternal, “In This World” + Video Trailer

Posted in Audio, Downloads, Media, Video with tags , , , , on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 by Tim Althaus

Every once in awhile, a track will come along that makes me shake my head in sheer astonishment; this track is definitely one of them. I’ve been waiting for a new Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek record for a long time. These two single handedly changed many of my thoughts on Hip-Hop music. The gods answered my prayers (and those of many others), and Reflection Eternal will be dropping their new album Revolutions Per Minute on April 6th. I read somewhere that The Source already gave this album four and a half mics; if every track on this album follows the same formula as “In This World”, I’m having absolutely no problems believing that.

Hi-Tek’s production jumps out at me and I’m frozen like a deer in headlights; Tek concocts a skin crawling beat complete with a beautiful soul sample and brain bruising synthesizer notes. Talib proves that he’s still one of the best to do it on the microphone, “Aye yo’, I grab the mic until my hands develop the calluses/my style is bent/I only see myself and John Malkovich/my grind miraculous, rhyme from slums to palaces/facin’ all my challenges, raising the black power fist.”

I don’t know about you, but this track has me in awe. I have a strong feeling that Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek are going to make another album worthy of instant classic status; afterall, they are one of the greatest pairings in the game of Hip-Hop. Also included below is the video trailer for “In This World”; the visuals for this video look very impressive.

Download: Reflection Eternal, “In This World

Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz

Evidence, “To Be Continued…”

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , on Monday, February 22, 2010 by Tim Althaus

This made my day on Saturday when I found it, and I definitely want to give a big up to Shake over at 2DopeBoyz. I’ve been itching for some new Mr. Slow Flow material since The LAyover EP dropped, and it looks as though my prayers have been answered. Apparently, Premo dropped this track on his radio station the other night, and from what I’ve read, this track will not be featured on Cats & Dogs; either way you look at it, this track is dope as hell, but I already knew that was the case because it’s EV.

Download: Evidence, “To Be Continued…”

My 2010 Dilla Day Mix

Posted in Audio, Downloads, Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, February 18, 2010 by Tim Althaus

I don’t know if you guys were readers last year around this time, but I did this exact same thing. I am a huge fan of J Dilla; he is a huge inspiration to me. I actually made this mix on what would have been Dilla’s 36th birthday. I took a lot of time thinking about what tracks would go smoothly together, but I also thought about what tracks of his were among my favorites. The outcome? 23 tracks of straight unadulterated Jay Dee goodness.

I figured I would post this mix here because I really want everyone to be able to have it; it’s nothing big, but if one more person starts to listen to Dilla because of it, then I’ve done my job. James Yancey really was the king of the beats, and his presence is strongly missed in the music world. All of the tracks on this mix are either produced by or featuring J Dilla (with the exception of one).

(R.I.P. J Dilla February 7th, 1974 – February 10th, 2006)

Tracklisting:

1.) Words from Ma Dukes

2.) Reality Check (Feat. Black Thought) (J Dilla)

3.) House of Flying Daggers (Raekwon) (Prod. By J Dilla)

4.) Raise it Up (Slum Village)

5.) Love Movin’ (Feat. Black Thought) (J Dilla)

6.) Stakes is High (De La Soul) (Prod. By J Dilla)

7.) Find a Way (A Tribe Called Quest) (Prod. By J Dilla)

8.) Diamonds (J Dilla)

9.) Let’s Grow (Royce Da 5’9″) (Prod. By J Dilla)

10.) It’s Dope (J Dilla)

11.) It’s Goin Down (Skillz) (Prod. By J Dilla)

12.) Gazillion Ear (DOOM) (Prod. By J Dilla)

13.) Gobstopper (J Dilla)

14.) Survival Test (Jaylib)

15.) Dynamite! (The Roots) (Prod. By J Dilla)

16.) Wild (J Dilla)

17.) Whip You With a Strap (Ghostface Killah) (Prod. By J Dilla)

18.) Nag Champa (Afrodisiac for the World) (Common) (Prod. By J Dilla)

19.) Move (Oh No) (Prod. By J Dilla)

20.) Secrets of the Sand (Jay Dee Remix) (MOOD)

21.) Game Over (Flying Lotus Remix) (Dabrye) (Feat. Phat Kat & JayDee)

22.) History (Mos Def) (Prod. By J Dilla)

23.) Paid Homage (Finale)

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